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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
The Loco Gringo Series — El CuCuy India-Style Black Ale
In Latin American cultures, El Cucuy is an imaginary creature of the dark, similar to the boogeyman, which haunts the minds of children and adults alike. El Cucuy India-style Black Ale features dark roasted notes that sneak up on the subdued caramel malt backbone and the irresistible bitterness creating a harmonious and frighteningly delicious balance. But beware, this beer is dry-hopped providing an intensely vibrant floral and citrusy aroma and at 8.6% abv is not a monster to be carelessly dealt with. Be good or the Cucuy will get you!

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Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 26, 2013
Bottle at the parentals with my dad. Pour is pitch black with a big brown head and great lacing. Big citrusy, lemony, grapefruity, lightly roasty, cocoa, orange peel, and floral aroma. Taste is very hoppy - big citrus, lemon verbena, orange peels, grapefruit - solid malt backbone - cocoa, roast, and caramel - with a big bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really solid black IPA.

deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
A - pours as dark as a porter. Holy black ipa batman. No real head but a little ring of bubbles. S - soft floral and resiny piney hops with a sharp almost rye tone and some sweet malt notes. Almost catty. Simple and thick. M - fluffy carb. Bitter and dry with a sharp bite and lightly sweet end. Quite well balanced. Medium body and nicely round. T - dank hops, centennial hops. Dry bitter resin and grasses are first. A sharp front. The palate rolls to an I identified sweetness. Malty and lightly citrus. The end is bitter and dank. O - easily the best black ipa I've had yet. Smooth and drinkable. Not overly malty or hoppy. And so dark. 3.8

deyholla (12205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Bottle. Pours black with a brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of fresh pine hops with a bit of grass and a backing dark grain note. Flavor has more of a musty dark grain note with roasted malts, a good amount of pine and just a bit of resin.

MartzMimic (91) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Pours a dark brown, almost black with a foamy white head that dissipates reasonably soon. Nose is of sweet, floral pine. The pine carries through to taste, along with chocolate, caramel, citrus and hops. The bitterness hangs around a bit. Medium mouth with a bit of carbonation. This is a nice black IPA. I’ve been searching for it a while, and it did not disappoint.

motherkucker (3) - tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 1, 2013 does not count
Probabky the best black ipa on the market. Biggest downfall is limited availability. When thus beer hits the you better act fast.

Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and pine. The flavor is bitter pine, roasted malt, chocolate, cream and light smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

shigadeyo (3788) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

5/04/2011: Marshall El CuCuy India Style Black Ale... Aroma: Chocolate citrus and herbal hoppiness. Appearance: Very dark brown, opaque, dark beige crown. Flavor: Big grapefruit citrus and floral hops, high bitterness that sucks the moisture out of the mouth, dry finish, nice malty base that doesn’t get In The way of the hops, cocoa in the finish. Palate: Medium to medium-full, really smooth and slightly sticky on the lips, oily. Overall: This is super great black IPA, great representation of the style, quite good.

1 pt 6 Fl Oz bottle (Alc 8.6 by Vol) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #60 for this beer.

jake65 (4000) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle: Dark brown body, just a little lighter in color than a lightly colored porter, with a finger of creamy brown head. Lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is sweet and inviting; citrus, pine, light roast, and cocoa. Really what I love about this style... leads to a nice flavor that hits a nice balance of sweetness, roast, and hops. The caramel and pine work together well. A very drinkable ale that really hits the mark on the style. Thanks soonerchamps!

GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Dark black pour with a light brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, some citrus and piney hops. Taste is citrusy sweet and roasted malt. A real tasty beer. Nice lacing and the roasted malt leaves a wonderful aftertaste.

Shaftie (218) - , Maryland, USA - MAY 10, 2013
This one was well done, I’m so proud that decent beer is being made in my home state. Malty front, citra in the back rounding out a nice hop profile. The most impressive thing about this brew to me is that it has alledgely shown consistency. Well done Marshall, congrats on brewing the highest rated OK beer.

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